Do I need a National Insurance Number?
You need a National Insurance Number if you are planning on coming to the UK to work or study. Anyone whos intentions are to work or study in the UK are required by law to acquire a National Insurance Number. Your NIN enables your employer to pay you legally the money you have worked for as well as allowing the correct amount of National Insurance and tax to be deducted. If you wish to work in England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales it will be mandatory for your employer to see your National Insurance Number.
How can I get my own National Insurance Number and how long will it take?
You can apply for your National Insurance Number on our efficient, quick and easy to use online application service. Once processed we will send you a date and location for your identity interview which will usually be 2 weeks from when your application is processed, after your identity interview it is estimated that it will take another 4-6 weeks for your NIN to be sent to you and ready to use.
You will not need to attend an identity interview if you just need a confirmation of your existing NIN or are changing your name.
What documents do I need?
Depending on what service you need this will decide which documents are required. If you are attending a Proof of Identity Interview you will need your Passport/Identity card, proof of work and travel history, proof of address. You will also need details of when you arrived in the United Kingdom as well as details that you are seeking and are eligible to work in the UK.
Paying the correct amount of tax
A National Insurance Number ensures that you pay the correct amount of tax, if you don't have a NIN it will be unlikely you will be able to get a job in the UK. If you work while waiting for your National Insurance Number you will more than likely have to pay a very high rate of tax. We advise that you apply for your National Insurance Number as soon as you can to avoid any problems with your future working situation in the UK.
When working in the UK it is law that you pay a certain amount of National Insurance and Tax to the government in relation to your circumstances and the amount you earn.
Posted - 26-07-2016
One of the many benefits of having an NI Number is that you don't end up paying a higher rate of National Insurance or Tax, you only pay the amount which you owe..
Posted - 20-07-2016
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Posted - 8-06-2016
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